Goodreads: The Whole Truth

Author: David Baldacci

Published: 2nd July 2010 (Pan Books)

Source: Charity Shop

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “”Matt, I need a war.”

So begins David Baldacci’s new book–a thriller unlike any he’s written before. “Matt” is Mathew Pender, of Pender Associates–a shadowy organization that specializes in managing seemingly impossible situations for its clients. Sometimes, those services extend to managing–and creating–armed conflict. When Matt Pender is asked by his client–the largest defense contractor in the world–to manipulate two nations against each other, a shocking and surprising series of events are set in motion that will possibly bring the world to the brink of World War III.*

In this epic thriller with a global backdrop, David Baldacci delivers all the twists and turns, compelling characters, and can’t-put-it-down pacing that readers have come to expect from this master storyteller.” – Goodreads

Review: This is the first book I have read by the Author and boy has he set the bar high. He went all in with the complex and twisty way he did this story. He didn’t shy away from making it complex and adding multiple different layers to the story. Letting the reader find the truth and try to work out how it would all come out. Making you think while you were reading, trying to work out if it would go this way or that way. I really enjoyed that element of it. Forcing you to think

One thing I wasn’t too overly keen on was Kate, her character just came across as too broken and too emotional. She annoyed me a little. I couldn’t really fault the Author for it, that lady had gone through some crap. The further in the book you got the more you saw her grow in confidence and in strength.

None of the characters were perfect, all had their flaws and their weaknesses. I just liked how the relationship between Shaw and Kate played out, they both needed each other even if they couldn’t see it themselves.